ASBO award

Pioneer School District Assistant Superintendent Nick Silvaroli has been recognized as Business Official of the Year by the Western New York Chapter of the Association of School Business Officials (WNY ASBO).

In addition, Mr. Silvaroli was granted an opportunity to present a $1,000 scholarship to a Pioneer student. He selected senior Kristin Morris, who was also recognized at the May 13 awards event.

The awards event was held at Acqua Restaurant in Buffalo. Mr. Silvaroli has been overseeing Pioneer's fiscal affairs since 2006.

Mr. Silvaroli said this about Kristin in accepting his award: 

"I am honored to present Kristin Morris with a $1,000 scholarship from the Western New York Association of School Business Officials.  I wanted to recognize a well-balanced, business-minded student, who not only performs well academically but is hard-working and leadership-oriented (trusting, high integrity, team player, good listener, cares about others, etc.).  With the assistance of our high school business department and administration, it was clear Kristin is the right candidate.  In addition to outstanding academics, Kristin also excels athletically, serving as captain of our girls varsity soccer and basketball teams.

"Kristin is also a member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America.  She will be studying Accounting at Medaille College (and playing soccer) – and aspires to become a Certified Public Accountant.

"Please join me in congratulating Kristin Morris on this well-deserved honor!"

Kristin is the daughter of Dale and Brandy Morris of Sardinia.

WNY ASBO stated that "Mr. Silvaroli is always willing to share his knowledge and expertise with his fellow business officials. Nick is co-president of the Allegany-Cattaraugus ASBO Chapter, where he creates agendas that focus on the most relevant issues for discussion at the time. He works diligently to strengthen relationships with business partners and reaches out to work with other ASBO Chapters, like ours. In the past, he has facilitated joint local ASBO chapter meetings. He’s been a strong ambassador for the field of School Business Administration, often recruiting candidates to our profession. Nick has served as a mentor to many new business officials over the years. He’s the “go-to guy” in his region and a friend to many in our chapter."